Nigeria is deeply polarised along ethnic, religious, cultural and political lines – and violence is never far from the surface.
The album doesn’t live up to the hype - but features some decent collaborations.
The five Iranian teenagers were arrested and forced to apologise – but the dance challenge continues to go viral.
People’s Democratic Party candidate Atiku Abubakar released a choreographed video to Davido’s Stand Strong, which references devotion. It’s his sixth time standing for president.
Afrobeats truly conquered the globe, influencing music styles, packing out stadiums and lifting awards.
The album Mr. Money With The Vibe, with its amapiano influences, is just 30 minutes long but it speaks volumes about Asake’s talents.
The beats are fresh but the performances are second rate and lacking star quality.
Nigeria’s Afrobeats stars love to identify with Fela’s activism and music - but their tributes are becoming opportunistic and empty.
With his new album Love, Damini he has conquered the world. But how much of his creative soul does he have left?
With Renaissance, Beyoncé is again shaping pop culture, honouring black disco pioneers and Africa’s rise.
Afrofusion is a music style that existed even before Burna Boy was born.
Nigerian popular music - Afrobeats - is storming the world’s stages. But it’s just the latest stage in a vibrant century of recorded music in the country.
The man who taught Fela Kuti a thing or two has been all but erased from formal music history. He deserves much better treatment in death.
His rhythmic sounds connected with the diaspora and his collaborations with stars like Drake and Beyoncé elevated his name.
Of a record nine nominees, seven are from West Africa. The global rise of Afrobeats music owes its soul to Nigeria’s iconic star Fela Kuti.
Afrobeats emerged when West African pop music became cool. It has been boosted by the diaspora, big name collaborations and American culture.
Poverty aside, cultural factors like the influence of hip hop songs may also play a role in making a life of cybercrime attractive to young people.
Fela’s nomination and possible induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will come at a cost.
When pop star D'banj signed up to help get Goodluck Jonathan elected president, fans turned on him. But a hit song turned things around.
Nigerian music is gaining momentum across the world, but a study of hip hop lyrics and videos shows how the music also negatively affects women.